I’m a communications & social impact strategist with over a decade of experience working in the tech sector, primarily with startups/social enterprises and nonprofits. Now, I work at the intersection of tech, development, media, and policy to connect people who want to make the world better for everyone. I love places, and I love ideas – their future, their connectivity, their cultures. I think about how places and ideas develop and how people experience and create from them.

Currently, I’m based in St. Petersburg, Florida, back in the US after four years abroad. Before St Pete, I lived in the Boston suburbs (hometown), Miami, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Cambridge, England. I’ve traveled to and/or worked with organizations across the U.S., South America, Europe, and Africa. I’m an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc Local Economic Development), the University of Miami (BS Journalism and International Studies), and the original Boston Startup School (Product Development).

I made this blog for journalism class when I was student in 2009… since then, it has evolved into my most personal record of my life.

Feel free to say hello :) – Sam

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Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
-C.P. Cavafy

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